Posted by woundedwhale on July 10, 2012
Ten days after the surgery and I visited the doc to have the staples removed. Pain not as much as anticipated but still had a bit of uneasiness with the whole thing. First time I was able to see the incision and it was longer than I thought it would be. About 5-6 inches.
So what is next for this adventure? I went over the protocol with the doc and I will have my next visit in four weeks and then will PT. At that time I will then begin to wean off the crutches as well. From now until then I will be able to shower begin foot flexion and after two weeks get into the pool, albeit carefully. Weeks 6-10 I will be doing PT and strengthening my leg again. After week 10 I will then wean off the boot.
Pain levels have been manageable and only the issues of leaving my foot elevated too long. Putting the boot on for the first time today took some time with everything being so stiff. Now the muscle atrophy and the weight of the boot is taking it’s toll. Overall, I am happy at the doctors work and what I am doing. As I begin to get confidence back I will ask the doctor and PT to push me back to 100%. That is all for now and thanks for reading.